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    Re: Correction: Error in H.O. 229 Introduction/Explanation?
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2013 Apr 24, 13:29 -0700

    "...the introduction to H.O. 229 is in error. The author claims that a body with a Declination of 35°S at an LHA of 240°, when viewed from a location at 45°S, will have a true azimuth of 45.6°. This is simply wrong." -Me

    Okay, maybe 'wrong' is too strong a word. Perhaps, 'too vague'? I think at the very least, the author should include the cardinal designators, i.e. S45.6°E. But why even reference this type of azimuth at all? And why call it the "actual" azimuth? It is neither the type of answer one needs for a plot, nor the answer one would arrive at when following the rules on each opening. This introduces much more possibility for confusion among sophomores such as myself, as you can plainly see. ;D

    Again, IMHO, it would be far more clear to use the true azimuth, as one would read it from a compass. At least in the introduction. If they wanted to include a note about the configuration of the tables as well...sure, why not? But even then, just to be clear, I would use the designators.

    Judging by the lack of responses, I can see that no one is really interested in my ramblings on this topic. So, I will spare you any further postings and confine my comments to a 'letter to the editor' of H.O. 229. Thanks for the attempt though, Greg! :)

    -Sean C.
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